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The Whimsical Route

The Whimsical Route

Regular price $65 USD
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One trip is required per group.

* "PDF Instant Download" means the trip will be sent by email as a PDF document, and not by mail (the email is sent immediately after completing your purchase)


This 'mini' trip is designed for families with children over the age of 5. This trip will take you on a number of easy outdoor adventures that provide a variety of kid-friendly options at each stop. We've even included scavenger-style activities throughout the itinerary to keep your kids engaged.

Trip Highlights

  • Go on the search for some ruins and caves (we've provided an easier alternative as well)
  • Stop over for a lunch in a nearby hamlet overlooking the river
  • Explore a historic farm before taking a peaceful walk through the woods
  • Visit an old ghost town and learn about its history


This itinerary can be used any time of the year from Wednesday to Sunday.


  • Travellers who reside in the GTA, Niagara, or Kitchener-Waterloo area.
  • Active families with children over the age of 5



We provide you with two types of adventure options for your first stop. It might be hard to choose! Drive time to the second stop is 9 minutes.


Wind down at this cute riverside hamlet. We've recommended our favourite things to see, eat and do here. Drive time to the third stop is 12 minutes.


Take a trip back in time to this popular filming location. Drive time to the fourth stop is 11 minutes.


We've included a variety of options for everyone in the car. The fourth stop will keep you busy 'choosing your own adventure' before going home for the day.



Can depart from

London Area, Kitchener-Waterloo Area, Toronto Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Road Trip Snacks
  • Walking Shoes
  • Water

Additional Details

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Accessible
  • Dog-Friendly


We're here to help!

Please see the approximate round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops:

  • From Toronto: 2 hours and 14 minutes / 157 km
  • From Oakville: 1 hour and 48 minutes / 103 km
  • From Hamilton: 2 hours and 16 minutes / 163 km
  • From Pickering: 2 hours and 34 minutes / 204 km
  • From Kitchener: 2 hours and 33 minutes / 172 km
  • From Vaughan: 2 hours and 4 minutes / 152 km

We understand that sometimes things need to be planned out a bit more when you’re bringing the kids along. After purchasing, let us know your order number and we'll send you the PDF version to scroll through to plan your day!

This itinerary can be used any time of the year from Wednesday to Sunday.

We recommend leaving anytime between 9:30 am-10:30 am.

You can bring your furry friend, but it may limit you from going into some of the recommended stops. Please always keep your dog on a leash.

We recommended bringing up to 5 people on your surprise road trip. If you're bringing a larger group, we highly recommend having one person in charge of booking reservations at the restaurants and attractions in advance. In your confirmation email, you'll receive a copy of the itinerary.

There is a small entrance fee of $7.50 per person on Stop 4 but we’ve recommended more affordable alternatives. You are also responsible for any food or shop purchases. These fees are not included in the price of this itinerary.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Overall, how would you rate this trip?:
Excellent! I would definitely recommend this trip
It was OK, I might not recommend it to others
Rate how active the trip was:
Very active
Rate how accessible the trip was:
Very accessible
40 to 60 years old
Rate how 'unique' the stops were:
Yes, very unique!
Not really
Good for young kids

I took my sons (2 and 4) on this trip and it made for a great day. We've done other trips before, but this one felt shorter, which was great for toddlers. Stops were very unique and I'm surprised I hadn't heard of a few of them before since its so close to home. Highly recommend, bring snacks though.